Lincoln 1

Avro Lincoln RF570 in flight[1]

The Avro 694 Lincoln was a seven seat long range bomber used by the RAF and other users after World War Two.


The Lincoln began as a progressive development of the Avro Lancaster,[N 1] intended to meet the requirements of specification B.14/43, which called for a bomber designed for service in the Far East,[3] resulting in the Lancaster IV and Lancaster V, both of which featured higher aspect ratio wings, lengthened fuselages and Merlin 85 engines. These changes led to the redesignation, before the 9 June 1944 first flight of prototype PW925, of both aircraft, with the Lancaster IV and Lancaster V respectively becoming the Lincoln I and Lincoln II. [4]



  1. Itself a development of the Avro Manchester[2]


  1. Lincoln page on Spyflight Website
  2. Green, William. Famous Bombers of the Second World War. Purnell Book Services. 1975. Page 206-207
  3. Air Ministry specifications issued from 1940 to 1949
  4. Green, William - WW2 Bombers. Page 215
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